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Beethoven: Letters, Journals and Conversations

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Biographies can never be wholly objective or comprehensive; for by selecting which facts will receive emphasis, a biographer is bound to underplay those aspects which he considers to be less important. Hence, a volume such as this will allow readers to construct their own biographies of Beethoven, according to those aspects which are of greatest interest to themselves.
Paperback, 281 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by Thames & Hudson (first published 1960)
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Nicole Toader
Nov 04, 2013 Nicole Toader rated it really liked it
''Good Morning, on July 7

My thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved I can only live wholly with you or not at all-
Be calm my life, my all. Only by calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together. Oh continue to love me, never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
Ever Thine
Ever Mine
Ever Yours”
― Ludwig van Beethoven
Elisa Garcia
Sep 19, 2007 Elisa Garcia rated it it was amazing
One of the most amazing things I've ever read!

Beethoven's letters, letters to Beethoven, his journal entries, other peoples' accounts of meeting him.

He says he is known as a misanthrope because he is deaf and people misunderstand him--everything he writes shows how beautiful he thinks and feels--and that he isn't this way at all!

Other neat discoveries are made while reading this.

William Trently
Jun 21, 2013 William Trently rated it it was amazing
A book I will frequently revisit!
James Murrell
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Insight into pure genius!
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Ludwig van Beethoven (16 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a composer of the transitional period between the late Classical and early Romantic eras. He was born in Bonn, Germany.

Beethoven is widely regarded as one of the greatest masters of musical construction, sometimes sketching the architecture of a movement before he had decided upon the subject matter. He was one of the first composers to s
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